Summer days

Another sunny day, albeit a bit windy! We had a lovely guided walk at Lyndon this morning, enjoying all of the wildlife and scenery associated with this beautiful reserve. We enjoyed the song flight of skylarks, the fluttering of day-flying moths, bright blue damselflies, common-spotted orchids, and we saw a plethora of birds including kingfisher, grey heron, little grebe, and of course the Ospreys! Whilst we were in Waderscrape hide, Maya flew around and washed her feet in the water, then she dunked herself in and had a bath!

Meadow

Beautiful meadow

 

The Ospreys have had a fairly peaceful day, apart from one intrusion this morning from another Osprey, which could easily have been 3J again. Whoever it was, 33 chased them off whilst carrying the big fish he’d just caught – you can see him in the video below, flying past.

Maya mantling at an intruder

Maya mantling at an intruder

 

The great big fish saw the Ospreys through most of the day.

Feeding the chicks

Feeding the chicks

 

Here’s the youngest getting fed again while the other two are sleeping!

Little one getting fed

Little one getting fed

 

There’s always time for some nest building, and here is Maya bringing in a stick and rearranging it to her liking.

Maya moving a stick

Maya moving a stick

 

It took 33 a while to catch another fish this afternoon, as the wind had picked up a bit. Eventually though he came back with one, and he must have found another source of tench somewhere, as that is what this fish looked like to me!

33 brings tench

33 brings tench

Maya feed the chicks

Maya feed the chicks